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LISA'S FAVOURITE TIPS TO ENHANCE YOUR MEMORY

While our memories diminish over time and forgetting what isn't needed is very useful to us, there are ways we can enhance our ability to remember. 

 

Here are a few of Lisa's favourite tips from Remember

 

GET ENOUGH SLEEP

You need seven to nine hours of nightly slumber to optimally consolidate the new memories you create today. Getting enough sleep reduces your risk of developing Alzheimer's. 

 

PAY ATTENTION

You can't remember a thing unless you first give that thing your attention. Decrease distractions (put down your phone). Stop multitasking. Pay active attention to what you hope to remember. 

MAKE IT MEANINGFUL

We remember what is meaningful. Full stop. Relate what you remember to the stuff you care about. Create  a story around the information or event you're trying to remember. Stories are memorable because they mean something. 

 

SEE IT

Adding a mental picture of what you want to remember enhances memory. Always. In visualising what you're trying to remember, you're adding more neural connections to it. You're deepening associations, making the formation of that memory more robust and so you'll better remember it later. 

FIND MORE TIPS IN REMEMBER. AVAILABLE IN ALL FORMATS

Remember

Remember is a fascinating exploration of the intricacies of how we remember, why we forget, and what we can do to protect our memories, from the Harvard-trained neuroscientist and bestselling author of Still Alice.


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